unsex(redirected from unsexing)
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tr.v. un·sexed, un·sex·ing, un·sex·es
1. To deprive of sexual capacity or sexual attributes.
2. To castrate.
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chiefly literary to deprive (a person) of the attributes of his or her sex, esp to make a woman more callous
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1. to deprive of sexual power; spay or castrate.
2. to deprive or divest of the qualities deemed appropriate for one's sex.
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Past participle: unsexed
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|Verb||1.||unsex - deprive of sex or sexual powers|
|2.||unsex - remove the qualities typical of one's sex; "She unsexed herself"|
|3.||unsex - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"|
vasectomise, vasectomize - remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"
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